Rapolano Terme is a small village 20 minutes aways from Siena. Its fame comes from the hotsprings which have made it very important for wellness treatments. Whe looking for hotsprings, Rapolano Terme offers two options: Terme Antica Querciolaia and Terme San Giovanni, both located near green areas and travertine quarries.
Terme Antica Querciolaia is the easiest to reach since it is located near the Siena-Bettolle motorway. If you decide to go to Antica Querciolaia, do not forget to visit the travertine bath tub where Giuseppe Garibaldi’s wounds were healed in 1867, after the Battle of Aspromonte.
Terme San Giovanni is five minutes away from the motorway and this contributes to its breathtaking view.
Rapolano waters come from shallow wells with water temperature of about 39 degrees Celsius.
Therapy pool temperatures vary within a range of39 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Rapolano Hot Springs are primarily calcium bicarbonate waters with sodium and sulphur and several other minerals in lesser amounts.
Mineral water has long been thought of as healthy to bathe in, and naturally occurring hot springs like Trimble’s have been used literally for millennia for their therapeutic effects.
It is sometimes said that mineral-rich hot springs can increase metabolism, accelerate healing, soothe muscles, improve blood circulation and detoxify the body’s lymphatic system. It is also said that soaking in hot spring waters allows minerals be absorbed by the body cells. This may fight the effects of fatigue, insomnia, edema, poor circulation, repressed immune system and even arthritis. The hot therapy water can help to improve blood circulation, as well as relax muscles.
Most people who visit Hot Springs in Rapolano have the chance, not only to enjoy hot pools, but also to benefit from other wellness treatments offered by the spa. The warm temperatures are great for relaxing muscles and for generating an overall feeling of well-being … right down to the marrow!
Terme Antica QuerciolaiaVia Trieste, 22 Rapolano Terme +39 0577 724091
Terme San Giovanni Via Terme San Giovanni, 52 Rapolano Terme +39 0577 724030